User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 82

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    350

    Default Philosophy and type

    Which types do you believe would enjoy philosophy?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    type
    Posts
    9,100

    Default

    INFx, INTx. We have different approaches, however.

    The Ideal INTP approach to philosophy (I say so without qualification since it is mine ) is to analyze life, decide on a personal philosophy, and live by it. Post-decision input becomes irrelevant, for the most part.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Into It's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Posts
    664

    Default

    INTP as the analyst machine, the Ni's, INTJ and INFJ, INFPs are constantly scrutinizing their own philosophy it seems, though in a more personal manner than the INTP counterpart. ENFPs could be fantastic philosophers because of the attention they pay to others' behavior (Ne Fi) forces them through Te (with Si) to scrutinize themselves against the patterns they percieve in others, so a strong natural philosophy will develop, and they will constantly check and re-check to make sure the philosophy they embody is "right." Which it never will be. Their downfall would be that most of them are not naturally drawn to study large amounts of philosophy and would be content just changing themselves instead. I enjoy philosophy personally, and I believe ENFPs have the tools for this kind of analysis. Though my bias is enormous. Intuition may be very important to connect ideas in a manner conducive to abstract analysis, so it would seem to me that not a single 'S' type has a leg up on any of the 'N' types. INTJs and INTPs really take the cake though if you think about it, I would guess 80% minimum of our best philosophers fall into one camp or the other

  4. #4
    Senior Member edcoaching's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    7
    Posts
    752

    Default

    Dang, I used to have an actual type chart from the CAPT: Training, Books, Research for MBTI, Archetypes, Leadership, Psychological Type. database. Philosophy professors are mostly NT, mostly INT, as I recall. Yes some INFs dabble in it but so much of the formal discipline deals with logic...
    edcoaching

  5. #5
    Senior Member Into It's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Posts
    664

    Default

    edit: But some types such as ISTJ could really get a lot of philosophy done. If this was a question of who could create the most sound philosophy, or write the best philosophy, my answer would have been very different and I would have had very little emphasis on the ENFP type. But the question was open-ended.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    type
    Posts
    9,100

    Default

    My "philosophy" (LOL) is that ENFPs lack the objectivity necessary to analyze life for what it really is.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    60

    Default

    all the N types basically. but with different approaches and goals.

    NT's would probably be more systematic, and good at theoretical philosophy, while NF's would be less systematic, more into ethics and maybe aestethics.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    60

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    My "philosophy" (LOL) is that ENFPs lack the objectivity necessary to analyze life for what it really is.
    understanding what life "really" is, is pretty hard to define anyway. or at least to reduce to objectivity.

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    type
    Posts
    9,100

    Default

    For everyone but INTPs, it is. I pity you all. (LOL, but I'm not kidding in the least.)

  10. #10
    / nonsequitur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    512 sp/so
    Posts
    1,825

    Default

    I would say mainly introverted intuitives. Extraverted intuitives tend to be less reflective and obsessed with the theoretical.

    In my experience, INTPs tend to be the most obsessed with philosophy (all aspects). Also, personally, every INTJ I know has at least some background in it, but either lost interest or didn't care much for it because its highly theoretical nature had limited applicability.

    I also observed that INFPs and INFJs tend to be more interested in the spiritual/theological/ethics sides of philosophy. Which makes sense.

Similar Threads

  1. Passion and Type
    By Kiddo in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-24-2008, 10:54 PM
  2. Discipline and type
    By ladypinkington in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-06-2008, 07:19 PM
  3. Counter Culture Icons and Type : Part 1 - Computer Geeks
    By ygolo in forum Popular Culture and Type
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-07-2007, 02:13 AM
  4. Time and Type (S/N)
    By rivercrow in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 06-18-2007, 01:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO